Sign On Letter re: Administration’s ESEA Blueprint

Greetings Members of the STEM Education Coalition Attached please find a letter from the Coalition developed by the Legislative TF, addressed to Secretary Arne Duncan, that specifically addresses STEM in the Administration’s blueprint for ESEA http://www.ed.gov/blog/topic/esea-reauthorization/ issued last month. IF YOUR ORGANIZATION WOULD LIKE TO SIGN ON TO THIS LETTER PLEASE LET JAMES OR I […]

Petition for America Competes; STEM in National Security Strategy; Nominee for NSF Director;New Achieve Director of Science;Public Agenda Report

Greetings STEM ED Coalition members, For your consideration today: 1. As you know, America Competes cleared the House two weeks ago with bipartisan support http://science.house.gov/ ASTRA is asking everyone to PLEASE SIGN THE AMERICA COMPETES SUPPORT PETITION TO CONGRESS (see attached) 2. On May 28 the President released the Administration’s first National Security Strategy (attached). The document includes […]

Competes Fails in House; ESEA Political Hurdles; Job Opp and RFP for Session on STEM Education; Next Meeting Date

Greetings STEM Education Coalition Members!Please plan to join us next Wednesday, May 26, from 9:30-10:30 am at the American Chemical Society, 1155 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 for our next meeting. An update on some key STEM related issues: America Competes: The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 was considered under suspension by the […]

Dems Pull America Competes from House Floor; National Lab Day a Success!; Last call for ESEA blueprint letter and clarifying change

Greetings STEM Education Coalition members!   Several items today, a busy week for STEM:   1.  Dems Pull Competes Bill: In a surprising turn of events, House consideration of America Competes (HR 5116), the R&D  and STEM education bill that generated from the Science and Technology Committee, abruptly ended late Thursday when Democrats pulled the bill following passage […]

Next meeting date; NSF Authorization Bill reported out of Subcmte; House Resolution on STEM Ed and NLD; Impact Report on NSF MSPs

Greetings STEM Education Coalition Members! The next meeting for the STEM Ed Coalition will be Tuesday,  April 27 from 12:30-1:30  at the American Chemical Society, since it is over the lunch hour please bring your brown bag lunch with you if you so desire. For your consideration today, here are a number of Hill activities, […]

Deadline for PCAST Letter Sign on Tomorrow; Congressional Leaders to Begin NCLB Reauthorization; Duncan To Testify Weds; Update on America Competes; Engineering Bills Introduced; New Innovation Web Portal

Greetings STEM Education Coalition Members! A great deal of information today, to begin: Letter to PCAST to Close TOMORROW, March 2: Attached is the letter with the current signatories; If your organization would like to sign on to this letter let us know by close of business, March 2. Note: the letter and current signatories […]

Sign on Letter to PCAST; National Lab Day

Greetings STEM Education Coalition Members! Two items of interest today, first: National Lab Day: Take a look at the fantastic YouTube video below created specifically for the STEM community. The video does a great job of explaining NLD and includes clips from President Obama and OSTP Director John Holdren. We now have 1200 scientists/engineers/mathematicians registered […]

Budget Briefings at Dept. of Ed and NSF; Hill event on STEM next week; K-12 STEM survey to S&T Committee; ESEA Reauthorization??

Greetings STEM Education Coalition Members!   Happy Friday. A few items for your consideration this morning.   First next week both the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation will be releasing their budgets for FY 2011 at their respective locations, invitations to both are attached.   Second, attached please find an invitation […]